Riverside County families receiving food assistance to get extra support

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County families whose children receive free meals due to financial hardship are in line for a boost in benefits because of the coronavirus emergency, and those without access to food aid can apply over the next seven weeks, officials said today. Families with dependent children enrolled in CalFresh, foster care or Medi-Cal have been deemed automatic recipients of Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or P-EBT, Program funding, according to the county Department of Public Social Services. About 3.8 million children throughout California qualify, though the exact number countywide was not immediately known, DPSS said. The P-EBT is a short-term program intended to help income-eligible families by supplying up to $365 in debit card credit for residents wit
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